Actor Vishal will be contesting for the position of General Secretary in the upcoming Nadigar Sangam elections.
Talking to City Express on the sidelines of an event organised to provide assistance to underprivileged Indian children and Lankan Tamil refugee children, Vishal said, “Nasser sir will be contesting for the President’s post while I will be contesting for the position of the General Secretary in the Nadigar Sangam.”
The actor, who has been taking up social causes, on his birthday joined hands with OfERR (Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation) to mobilise 1,10,000 pairs of socks for 90,000 underprivileged Indian children and 20,000 Lankan Tamil refugee students.
Talking about the effort, Vishal said, “OfFER is an organisation that reaches out to Sri Lankan refugees.They have been rendering brilliant service through Chandrahaasan and Poongothai Chandrahaasan. I got to know through common friends and my sister-in-law Shreya that I can lend a helping hand to the underprivileged children. Therefore, I have chosen to embark on this move.” While OfFER has distributed free shoes to a lakh and 10,000 underprivileged kids, Vishal and his fan clubs are making an attempt to provide a lakh and 10,000 pairs of socks to go along with the shoes. Fans of the actor, who donated 10,000 pairs of socks for a start, are expected to visit schools and colleges and request every student to donate one pair of socks. The actor has also been mobilising funds to sustain 55 OfERR-run nursery schools/day care centres in refugee camps.